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Dia de los Muertos Festival Brings Students and Community Members Together

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
October 23, 2017

Although clouds occupied the sky, the atmosphere was sunny in downtown Walla Walla as music played and people walked around the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The festival went from Saturday,...

Day of the Dead Festival

October 28, 2015

Videographers Hannah Poukish, Tyler Warren, and reporter Eric Anderson explore the recent Dia de los Muertos Festival in Walla Walla, WA and investigate the relationship of Whitman College to the greater...

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens
Printmaking students and community members took advantage of festivities to create holiday-themed designs on large and small prints.
October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including...

Second-annual Day of the Dead festival draws crowd for art

An artist makes some last minute touches to her block. Photo by Marra Clay.
October 30, 2014

Last weekend, Walla Walla's Day of the Dead printmaking event showed the community both the iconography and culture surrounding the tradition as well as the talent of Whitman's printmaking students....

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2013

This week, The Pioneer went to the first annual Día de los Muertos community festival to check out the student artwork. We also chatted with alumnus Stanley Wilson '66 about his 2004 thriller novel...

Club Latino breathes new life into Dia de los Muertos

Club Latino breathes new life into Dia de los Muertos
November 4, 2009

From a mural in Reid to a dance at La Casa Hispaña, Club Latino is shaking up Dia de los Muertos this year, emphasizing less formal and more unstructured ways of involving the Whitman community. "We've...

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